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To Stand Before Him

When we STAND Before the RISEN LORD

The thief on the Cross and I have much in common. I tried to live my entire life for Christ. 491 more words


Listening to the Judge

When Greece was as its mecca, bemas were used, a raised area for a public official who either made speeches from a stepped position or served as a judge for legal cases.  292 more words


Word of the Day: 3/21/16 - 3/25/16

Good morning! It’s  day two of spring, and here in Maine we are experiencing a white-out snowstorm. Ah, weather. For those of you not on the eastern seaboard or in the U.S., I hope you’re enjoying a more pleasant-weather Monday. 325 more words

Word Of The Day

Reading the Didascalia in Syria: insights from Judith H. Newman

Have just read Judith H. Newman, “Three contexts of Manasseh’s prayer in the Didascalia” Journal of the Canadian Society for Semitic Studies 7 (2007), 3-17 (which may be found on academia.edu). 222 more words


Speak Lord: Help us speak, help us listen

The first reading at Mass today – the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – comes from the book of Numbers.  It is a somewhat obscure narrative about the establishing of a cohort of elders to relieve Moses of some of the onerous work as leader of the people. 468 more words